How to Clean Up Cat Urine

How to Clean Up Cat Urine

One of the most common questions we get asked is “Why does my cat keep urinating in the same place”?  Well the reason behind this is that your cat has a sense of smell 14 times greater than yours!!  So all though you think you have done a wonderful job of cleaning up, your cat can still smell where it last used the toilet and will continue to go back to that area until the smell has totally gone.  So, you may be asking, how do I get rid of the smell, well below are some methods that you should find will solve the problem, if not please feel free to email us and we can discuss other methods with you.  Statistics show that the main reason people surrender their cat is due to inappropriate elimination and we don’t want you to be another statistic.  Also remember that it is not just the male (Tom) cat that sprays and marks their territory, female cats can also do this.
Consider Pet Cat Training.

Cleaning Methods:

Carpet

  1. Get some paper towels and blot up as much as you can as soon as you are first aware the cat used the area.
  2. Cover the area with a towel or a pile of paper towels and stand on them. You may have to do this several times.
  3. When you have soaked up as much as you possibly can, get out the carpet cleaner or use a few drops of dish detergent mixed with water. Saturate the area with this, and just let it sit on the area for an hour or two. No scrubbing
  4. Rinse the area by gently blotting. Wet a sponge with tap water and rinse the area again.
  5. Soak the area with a mixture of soda water and salt for ten minutes.
  6. Blot up the mixture and place fresh paper towels or a fresh towel over the area.
  7. Weigh down the towels with something heavy, e.g., books, furniture, etc., and leave overnight.
  8. In the morning, spray the area with a bio enzymatic cleaner. In Australia you can use Urine Off
  9. Never use ammonia or ammonia-based products on the carpet. The smell may attract the cat to that area and can encourage cats to urinate in the area.
  10. DO NOT EVER use any chemicals that contain Phenol, this is HIGHLY TOXIC to cats and can cause serious liver damage.
  11. Keep the cat away from the area.
  12. If the smell is bad and the cat continues to use this area despite all the cleaning, replace the padding underneath and clean the area under the carpet.

Linoleum

  1. Wipe up the puddle with paper towels or a mop soaked in soapy water.
  2. Clean area thoroughly and rinse with warm water.
  3. Wipe the area with a sponge dampened with white vinegar.
  4. Let the area air-dry.

Hardwood and Cement

  1. Blot up as much liquid as you can, then use a bio enzymatic cleaner.
  2. If the smell is strong then bleach and refinish your hardwood floors.

Laundry

  1. Machine-wash your laundry using a cup of white vinegar and no detergent.
  2. When the laundry cycle finishes, add detergent and wash regularly.